Marsilea Hirsuta is a carpeting plant originating from Australia. It a unique plant, as its leaves resemble a four-leaf clover. After a transitional period it develops different types of leaves, possibly a low form with single leaves like a large Glossostigma, or alternatively develop two, three, or four-lobed leaves varying in height (from 2-10 cm), depending on the growth conditions. When grown under medium to high light conditions, it stays low growing and spreads horizontally quicker. Under low light conditions, the plant tends to grow higher, losing the desired carpeting effect.
- Care: easy
- Co2: not required but highly recommended
- Growth rate: slow
- Lighting requirements: low-moderate
- Propagation: runners or stem cuttings
- Max size: 3-7 inches
- Preferred Fertilizer: Root Tabs